What happens when you stop smoking?
Smoking cessation is gaining in popularity as more and more people make the choice to live a healthy lifestyle. Even if you feel healthy now, each cigarette you smoke is causing damage to the lungs that will be noticeable later on. You cannot continually pump smoke, carbon monoxide and toxic chemicals into your lungs without any adverse effects.
Below you will see a stop smoking timeline which shows you the immense power of your body as it begins to heal itself as soon as you stop smoking.
Smoking Cessation with Hypnosis
The very best thing about stopping smoking with hypnosis is that it can be easier than you ever dreamed possible. Even if you’ve tried to quit several times in the past, please don’t give up trying. Statistics show that most people who stop smoking made a few failed attempts before they quit for good.
Some of the benefits of stopping smoking with hypnosis as opposed to other methods include:
- It is a one session treatment – no weeks of weaning yourself off alternative chemical substitutes
- It is 100% safe and natural
- You receive one-to-one attention
- Follow-up advice and a booster session is free, if required
- Withdrawal symptoms and cravings can be greatly minimised
- You know you have used the power of your own mind to achieve great results
- It’s an immensely relaxing and beneficial therapy
- You can earn the cost of the treatment back through my generous referral scheme – please ask when booking
Around 7 million smokers try to quit smoking each year. This means that there is an army of people wishing to stop, and around 15 million people in Britain have already done just that. People quit smoking every day, and it’s only a matter of time before you become one of the good statistics. According to figures produced in 2017, only 16% of the population still smokes, and the majority of smokers that remain are either in low-paid manual employment, claiming unemployment benefit, or generally have mental health issues.
Top tips to help you stop smoking
There are some things you can do to prepare for your quit smoking day which will make it easier for yourself.
- Make a list of why you want to stop smoking. Think carefully about this. It’s important that you stop smoking for your own reasons and not for somebody else’s. Although our loved ones have our best interests at heart, if they have been nagging to encourage you to stop smoking, unless it is something you want to do deep down, the treatment won’t be as effective.
- Arrange your appointment and then make sure you are working towards that date on your calendar. If possible, plan a treat for yourself after the session – for example, visit the cinema or another no smoking place. When you stop smoking you will have a lot more money available for treats.
- Clearly understand the concept that you’re not actually giving anything up – nicotine never did anything good for you. It can’t make you feel better because it is a major stressor on the body. It hijacks your relaxation times and then takes the credit.
- Get rid of all your smoking accessories and the cigarettes themselves prior to your session. No part of your mind should be thinking of keeping any of these. Your mindset will be that of a non-smoker.
- Telling other people that you are quitting can give you the momentum you need to make sure you stay on track. Nobody likes to admit failure and other people may help support you during any weak moments if they know what you are going through.
- Build up a feeling of excited anticipation. This is the moment where you get your life back. It isn’t something to be dreaded, it’s something to welcome.
- Keep busy. Distraction is a great way of forgetting about smoking. Soon, you will be a natural non-smoker and you won’t even need to distract yourself.
- Put the money you save away in a money box or bank account. You will be amazed how quickly it increases and then you get the pleasure of planning a nice treat for yourself.
- Mentally rehearse in your mind those times when you are smoking with your friends. These will be trigger times. Find ways to change your routines so that you are not tempted at these times.